Take that, size zero! Eight in 10 women would prefer curves of Christina Hendricks to Victoria Beckham's fashion-thin look

In The Devil Wears Prada, fledgling magazine assistant Andy is informed that size two is the new size four, and size zero is the new size two.

Well it seems size six (UK size 10) Andy, played by Anne Hathaway in the film, had the last laugh, as eight in 10 women now aspire to the curves of Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, according to research published today.

It found that modern women no longer consider Victoria Beckham's fashion-thin build the 'perfect figure', and 80 per cent of women would now prefer a fuller shape, like that of model Kelly Brook or singer Beyoncé.

Christina Hendricks
Victoria Beckham

Size matters: Eight in 10 women would prefer to have a curvy figure, like Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, to a slim one like Victoria Beckham's

Only 20 per cent of the 60,000 women, surveyed by Look magazine, admitted that they preferred a slimmer body shape.

Over nine in ten said they felt women of all sizes could be stylish and a further six in ten wanted to see more pictures of 'real' women in fashion magazines.

Ali Hall, editor of the magazine, said: 'Five months ago Look started using curvier models in the issue every week and the response was overwhelming.

'Now 94 per cent of our readers believe that women of all sizes can be fashionable and it's important that the magazine reflects this.'

Kelly Brook

Curves ahead: Beyoncé and model Kelly Brook topped the poll of celebrity bodies Look magazine readers would most like to have

Kate Moss
Gisele Bundchen

Fat-free: The figures of supermodels Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen emerged as the least popular body shapes

Beyoncé and model Kelly Brook came a joint first in the list of celebrity bodies readers would most like to look like.

They were followed by singer Rihanna, reality television star Kim Kardashian and Christina Hendricks.

Kate Moss, fashion designer Victoria Beckham, Kylie Minogue, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart and supermodel Gisele Bundchen emerged as the least popular.


1.  Beyonce

1.  Kelly Brook

3.  Rihanna

4.  Kim kardashian

5.  Christina Hendricks 


1.  Kate Moss

2.  Victoria Beckham

3.  Kylie Minogue

4.  Kristen Stewart

5.  Gisele Bundchen

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